Scientists splice human and alien DNA and subsequently create a beautiful monster.
Production Year: 1995
June 22, 2012 01:00 (KSA) ~ June 22, 2012 00:00 (CLT)
In the 1970s the American government began transmitting experimental radio signals into outer space. One of the transmissions described the structure of human DNA; twenty-years later a detailed response arrived, explaining how to splice human genes and create an alien hybrid.
Scientist Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley) cautiouslycarries out the procedure, creating a young female child that reaches the age of twelve within only three months. Fitch names the creation Sil (Natasha Henstridge), though it quickly becomes apparent that she is a threat to mankind. Unfortunately, destroying Sil proves to be more difficult than creating her.
Species won an MTV Movie Award. It grossed $113 million at the box office, nearly quadrupling its $30 million budget.
- Ben Kingsley
- Michael Madsen
- Alfred Molina
- Forest Whitaker
- Natasha Henstridge
Directed by: Roger Donaldson